Cape Cod Tufts Club Annual Meeting: "The Superpower Marathon - China vs. U.S."

Featuring Professor Michael Beckley

Location: Online

Date: June 4, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Sponsor: Cape Cod Tufts Club

Cost: Free, but please register

In foreign policy circles, it has become conventional wisdom that the United States and China are running a “superpower marathon” that may last a century. But the sharpest phase of that competition will be a decade long sprint. The Sino-American contest for supremacy won’t be settled anytime soon. Yet history and China’s recent trajectory suggest that the moment of maximum danger is just a few years away.

On Friday, June 4, the Cape Cod Tufts Club invites alumni, parents, friends of Tufts and members of the Intercollegiate Alumni of Cape Cod and Islands to their Annual June Meeting. This event, which will be held virtually using Zoom webinar, will feature Professor Michael Beckley, Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at Tufts University, and author of “Unrivaled: Why America Will Remain the Worlds Sole Superpower” which was published by Cornell University Press. Professor Beckley will discuss the complex relationship between the U.S. and China and why the competition between these nations will peak this decade.

We look forward to “seeing” you there!

About Professor Beckley:
Michael Beckley’s research on the great power competition has received “best of the year” awards from the American Political Science Association and the International Studies Association and has been featured by numerous media including the Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, the New York Times, NPR, and the Washington Post.  Previously, Michael worked for Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, the U.S. Department of Defense, the RAND Corporation, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.  He continues to advise offices within the U.S. Intelligence Community and U.S. Department of Defense. Michael holds a PhD in political science from Columbia University.